Geoff Corrigan Obituary: Assistant Coach at Michigan University died at 41

Geoff Corrigan Obituary

Geoff Corrigan Obituary: Former Assistant Coach at the University of Michigan, Geoffrey Michael Buck Corrigan, 41, passed away on December 6, 2023.

Geoff Corrigan was born on November 25, 1982, in Colorado Springs, CO, and spent summers with his extended family in Revelstoke, Canada.

He was very close to his late Grandmother, Margie “Gran” Corrigan, and established close friendships in childhood, with Russell, Beau, Rocky, and Ben that lasted his lifetime. 

Geoff was a 2005 University of Michigan graduate, a four-year letter winner (2002-05), a 2005 All-American on the parallel bars, and served as team captain for the 2004-05 season. After his time at Michigan, Geoff trained under former world champion Vitaly Marinich at the U.S. Olympic Training Center from 2006-2009.

While there, he placed seventh in the all-around at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships and earned a place on the U.S. Senior National Team. In 2008, he served as the athlete ambassador at the Olympic Training Center.

Geoffrey was immensely proud of his 11-season tenure as an Assistant Coach for the University of Michigan’s Men’s Gymnastics Team.

Geoff was a key part in aiding the Wolverines to back-to-back NCAA & Big Ten Championships and took home the 2013-14 CGA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year accolades. In his first year with the Wolverines, Corrigan helped Michigan to its fourth NCAA team title, the second under Kurt Golder and first since 1999.

Corrigan’s inaugural squad also set the record for most All-America honors with seven individuals combining for a record 13 awards, a feat that was equaled during the most recent 2013 season.

Corrigan coached Syque Caesar in the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan; the 2013 World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium; the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland; and served as head coach for Syque and the Bengali National Team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. 

Geoffrey is survived by his children, William Corrigan (7) and Evelyn Corrigan (4) whom he deeply loved. His mother Kim Matheny, his brother Brandon Matheny, and his sister Brooke Matheny of Colorado Springs, CO.  He is also survived by his ex-wife, Rachel Corrigan, who despite their divided paths remained a supportive part of his life.

A Celebration of Life for Geoffrey Corrigan will be held on January 21, 2024, at 10:00 AM at U of M – Sports Coliseum.

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